People only need to open WeChat in their cell phones or any other electronic device, scan their QR code to identify themselves, choose the items they want and pay the bill digitally.
A second confirmation takes place at the end of the purchase and if any error is detected, the client cannot leave the establishment, company Chairman Bai Zhenjie told reporters. The shop's doors close automatically after the client leaves the establishment.
In the future, only facial recognition will be needed to have access to that kind of commercial establishments, whose number continues to increase in the country, after Amazon introduced this self-service concept in 2016.
Official statistics show that there are 100,000 automated shops in China.
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